Camille Strickland-Murphy accused in recent holdup

21-year-old Camille Strickland-Murphy is accused of attempting to hold up Shoppers Drug Mart Wednesday night in the east end of St. John's.

The 21-year-old had been sentenced to two years in federal prision in June of 2012.

Having been sentenced to two years in federal prison in June of 2012, Camille Strickland-Murphy has now been accused of holding up a St. John's Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy. She appeared in court Thursday Sept. 04. (CBC)

A young woman who was sentenced to two years in federal prison in June of 2012 is once again in trouble with the law.

21-year-old Camille Strickland-Murphy is accused of attempting to hold up Shoppers Drug Mart Wednesday night in the east end of St. John's.

Strickland-Murphy is said to have used a knife and a drill to threaten pharmacy staff, however someone in the pharmacy contacted police and the young woman was arrested at the scene.

She is also charged with breaching probation.
Camille Strickland-Murphy in 2012 after being sentenced for a knifepoint robbery outside a St. John's bank machine. (CBC)

In 2012 Murphy was sentenced to federal time for robbing a woman at knife point. Then, Murphy had asked to go to a federal institution in order to get help for a drug addiction.

She is known to have also suffered from mental health issues.

Strickland-Murphy was sent for a psychiatric assessment, and is expected back in court on Friday.